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Discuss with your teacher and find out how to distinguish between (a) Plasmid DNA and Chromosomal DNA

12. Discuss with your teacher and find out how to distinguish between

      (a) Plasmid DNA and Chromosomal DNA

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S Sonika

The differences between plasmid DNA and chromosomal DNA are as follows:

Plasmid DNA            Chromosomal DNA   
Circular, extra-chromosomal DNA which is capable of self-replication and is found in bacteria is called plasmid DNA.  The entire DNA (excluding extrachromosomal DNA) present in the cell constitutes chromosomal DNA 
It is found only in bacteria IT is found in both bacteria and other eukaryotic cells. 

 

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